andrew_evernote 5 Posted February 1, 2014 Share Posted February 1, 2014 I'm an Evernote premium user, mostly because I support the vision of Evernote. But I can never recommend Evernote to a friend, and am considering canceling my premium membership, simply because the Windows client is SO poorly designed. Using it honestly feels like pulling teeth, especially compared to the smooth experience I get with other programs like OneNote. It seems like very little thought has been put into even the most basic, expected features. Examples:I create a new note, and fill out the title. Now, I want to fill out the body of the note, so I press "tab" to go to the next field. Instead of that bringing me to the next field, as EVERY OTHER text editor I have EVER used does, the Evernote Windows client deselects everything! And when I press tab again, it brings me back up to the window to select notes! This makes absolutely no sense. When a user fills out the title of something, the next thing they will want to do is fill out the body. Not to mention, when the user presses tab, they expect to be brought to the next field. This is very basic. I search for a note in the search box. When the search results come up, what will I want to do? Select from the search results, of course! Not to mention, the search results are directly under the search box, which you would expect to be the "next field." So I would assume that when I press "tab" to go to the next field, I will be brought to my search results. Instead, "tab' brings me BACKWARDS, to Notebook selection! This doesn't make sense whether you look at it from the perspective of the user's workflow, or from the perspective of the layout of the page. I have to press "Shift+Tab" to go from the search box to the search results, which is completely backwards, and honestly makes me wonder how much thought went into basic user design.These are very basic UI issues, and it's really shocking to me that Evernote has not addressed them. I wish the team would put more thought into these very basic issues. It's crazy to me that the team puts so much time into all these new features and extensions, yet hasn't bothered to focusing on basic issues, like making NOTE-TAKING on your computer a fluid and pleasant experience. Link to comment
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